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Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in February and everything there felt moist and sticky. The muggy feeling would not go away. The hostelmates I had just met agreed with me that everything just felt wet and there wasn't enough airflow. The kitchenette in our room was really just a room with dusty cupboards. There were only two plug ins for a room with...

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Maungatapere, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic room which is fine for the price. Had recently been painted and smelled strongly of paint. Heater was excellent! Bed was very comfy! Couldn't get the TV to go but then couldn't be bothered to go and ask either. Really friendly atmosphere! Would stay here again for an overnighter but not sure I would spend more than one night...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This backpackers was surprisingly clean. The employees were really fun, friendly and made the atmosphere to feel like a big family. They prepared activities as barbecue dinners and game nights. It is a wonderful idea especially if you travel alone because it is easier to socialise with anyone there.

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Standard Hostel, rooms were big with 4 bunks in each. Each has its own bathroom which was nice, water pressure good in the showers! Kitchen was clean but had to hunt for cutlery and pans/plates from time to time. Great little TV room showing films all the time for when you just want chill and do nothing for few hours...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Hostel is in a good location, only a minutes walk from the beach. However, security is lacking, dorm doors do not lock automatically, therefore our room door kept getting left open. Not good when rooms are accessible straight from the road! Same for the "luggage storage" just a shed with no security. Charged $12 BBQ and $34pn stay, bit odd...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Base hostels are good because they can fit to a budget trip...but in this case, even if we knew we were on budget, it really disapointed us. First of all, we arrived at 8 and reception closed (no problem) and the guy from the bar checked us in without any kind of interest (on his own words "I dont give...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I've stayed at Bases all over New Zealand I love them, but this one doesn't feel like a Base, it feels like paradise!!!! Staff were friendly, kitchen and common area were nice and clean.. Cute pool and amazing hot tub!!! Was great to come home to after a long day walking!! Our dorm felt like a holiday home! Large and...

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it at pipi patch, if I could of stayed longer I would! Great location, clean & cozy hostel and THE best staff ever!! All of them are just so happy, hard not to be when your living in paradise I guess! All very helpful too.. Cat, one of the girls from reception, even towed us from a service...

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights is a dorm room. The room had enough space and had a bathroom and kitchen ensuite. The bathroom was clean and the shower was pretty comfortable. The kitchen didn't have any facilities besides a fridge and a sink. However there is a bigger communal kitchen next to the reception where you can prepare your meals....

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great location..energetic, kind and fun staff, always well looked after in my visits..could do with some slight updating however they had mentioned they are in the middle of refurbishing the rooms. BBQ most nights, which is brilliant for socializing at the start of the night. Great food and lots of stuff for the price!!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Paihia hostel

Address: 18 Kings Road | Pipi Patch, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Sunseekers Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $53 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Paihia hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 140
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I would avoid but if you have to then definitely go for a private room.”
emmamJ9359UO, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the 8-person dorms there is not enough room”
834leahj, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Don't take anything of any value here.”
Kiwifriend2014, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to stay as far away fro the bar as possible to avoid loud party-goers.”
Elisa5311, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“try and get the rooms towards the back. Instead of 8 in one room these have 2 rooms of 4 people.”
Lenistaylor, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
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